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Water Bath Canning AdviceThis is a page about water bath canning advice. A popular and time tested canning method is the water bath. Following the process carefully helps to ensure the quality and safety of your canned foods.


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Canning Bath Not Long Enough?This is a page about canning bath not long enough. Following the proper steps for home canning helps ensure the safety and quality of your canned goods.


Canning in the Oven

Canning in the Oven?This is a page about canning in the oven. There has been a lot of discussion about this alternative canning method.


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Oven Canning Dry Beans?This is a page about oven canning dry beans. While some people try oven canning for dry ingredients, it is not the safest or best method for preserving these foods. Here is some information for safely canning dry beans and other dry goods.


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Water Bath Canning?I'm new to canning. After my jars are filled, do I put them in a boiling pot, or do I put them in a pot then the water?


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Reprocessing Canned Tomatoes?My jars sealed but they are only 1/3 full, can I reprocess? Can I empty jars and combine into new sterilized jars and reprocess? Any suggestions?


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Canning Tomato Sauce?I want to/need to can tomato sauce and have never done it before.


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Canning Tomato Juice?I was canning tomato juice with the water bath canner. I was supposed to process them for 35 minutes. I made a mistake and got the processing time mixed up with pickles and I only processed them for 10 minutes. All the jars have sealed. So could you please tell me how to correct this?


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Canning Soups Without a Pressure Canner?When canning you will want to determine the safest way to can certain foods, some require a pressure canner others a hot water bath. This is a page about canning soups without a pressure canner.



Smooth Cooktop

Canning on a Smooth Cooktop?This is a page about canning on a smooth cooktop. There has been some controversy regarding the suitability of glass ceramic cooktops for canning foods.


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Substitution for Sugar When Canning?This page is about substitution for sugar when canning. If you need to can your fruit and vegetables without sugar, there are other sweeteners you can use.


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Canning Fruits and Vegetables?Can anyone tell me how to can fruits and vegetables?



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Transferring Canned Food from Mason Jars to Mylar Bags?I recently began canning food, water bath canning, dry canning, oven canning, and so on. Now I have oven canned 20 jars of food about two weeks ago and am eager to know if it's possible and safe to remove the food from the mason jars and store them in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers.


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Canning Tomatoes?I am canning less than 7 pints of tomatoes. If you don't have a full canner of jars do you reduce the processing time?


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Reprocessing Canned Tomatoes?I am reprocessing my tomatoes because I didn't water bath can them long enough. The tomatoes are still very hot in the 4 jars. Do I need to add more citric acid to the jars or will the original amount be enough? I have poured all 4 jars together in one pot to reheat again.


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Canning Oatmeal and Cornmeal in Oven?Can you can cornmeal and oatmeal in Mason jars in the oven?


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Recanning Tomato Sauce?I have made a mistake in canning home made tomato sauce and would appreciate it if someone can tell me if I can correct this or if it would be safer to throw it all away?


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Reusing Food Jars for Canning?It seems many commercially canned foods use jars that are deliberately just a bit different from traditional canning jars, and the rings and lids will not fit.


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